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many sources of education that may be used for your Continuing Education
contact hours required for re-certification but ALL educational program/in-services
MUST be reviewed by the CBSPD CEU Committee. Some educational programs
have been previously submitted to the CBSPD but it is your responsibility
to assure that any program you attend has approval numbers and contact
hours from the CBSPD. All programs/in-services that are used for re-certification
must fall into one of the exam content categories as outlined in the Continuing
Education Protocol (see the CEU Approval page).
pre-approved in-services in some printed publications and on some
websites (can be used for five years from the original publication date)
and will have a statement regarding the status of CBSPD approval. Places
to find these inservices include:
In-services in Infection Control Today Magazine.
Newsletters (download back issues from our downloads
e-CSPD.com on-line In-services
In-services on iceinstitute.com
In-services in Healthcare Purchasing News (HPN)
In-services in Managing Infection Control Magazine
Carolina Central Service Association Newsletter
heard it through the Steamline
Web Links page for some of these sources!
multiple websites that may have educational material. Be sure that the
CBSPD has reviewed any of the website material before assuming it can
be used for re-certification. If approved, the instructions on how to
use or obtain approval codes are to be published with the material. Follow
Printed inservices from other sources should have a post test included
and must be submitted to the CBSPD for review.
Reading an article in a magazine does not constitute an inservice since
there is no way to verify the process such as a sign in or attendance
sheet from a program or departmental inservice or a post test from self
Developing and presenting a departmental inservice for your coworkers
based on the material read in an article or a series of articles can be
submitted for CEU review.
Many manufacturer's have submitted programs, in-services and video's for
review and have had approvals given. Check with your local sales representatives
for a list of their approved programs. They should be able to provide
you with a certificate of attendance, an approval code number and contact
hours. If they can not provide this, the program must be submitted by
you or the manufacturer to the CBSPD.
of the manufacturer's/Companies that have submitted programs and received
3M Healthcare; Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP); Case Medical;
Ecolab; Getinge/Castle; Healthmark Industries; Health Stream/Education
Design; Honeywell; Howmedica/Osteonics; Jarit Instruments; Kimberly Clark;
Materials Management Microsystems; MediTech; Medcom, Inc.; Richard Wolf
Medical; Sklar Instruments; Specialty Medical Systems; Spectrum Surgical;
SPS Medical Products; Steril Med., Inc.; Steris Corporation; Synthes;
Total Repair Express (TRE); Total Scope, Inc.
National Central Service Organizations, APIC and AORN provide many CBSPD
approved programs. When deciding whether to attend a program that does
not state it has CBSPD approval, ask the sponsoring agency if they have
submitted an approval application for review. If they have not, you may
submit the application on your own, following the steps listed below.
for review of an educational program or in-service must be completed for
each program/in-service being submitted. This can be submitted on-line
on our CEU Approval page or printed from our Downloads Page. Continuing
Education contact hours are awarded based on the following:
material of the program/in-service as it relates to the exam content
objectives of the program/in-service
educational time based on a 60 (sixty) minute hour
the application, remember to complete the entire application especially:
of time being requested
- Name and
address of the person that approval information is to be sent to
attach a copy of the program that outlines the topics, objectives and
time frames, but the application must be completed. Allow 6-8 weeks
for a response from the CEU Committee.
send in your program for CEU Approval on-line, click here.